Strengthening Open government Partnership in Kenya: The Launch of National Action Plan III

Strengthening Open government Partnership in Kenya: The Launch of National Action Plan III

Download NAP III It has been seven years since Kenya joined Open Government Partnership. It remains one of the 12 member states in Africa. The Kenyan constitution and the institutions it enshrines recognize a parliament and government that is open to the public and the public that is involved in the government’s work. The constitution elaborates on transparency, accountability and public participation in service delivery as principles that ensure good governance. The government needs to be opened up for public scrutiny to ensure that public participation thrives. Citizen participation is crucial because democratic accountability does not only occur within the confines of the periodicity of elections. The National Action Plan […]

Computer Misuse and Cyber Crimes Act Bill of 2018

Computer Misuse and Cyber Crimes Act Bill of 2018

The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act of 2018 was drafted and assented to on the 16th May 2018. It comes into force in a few days, (30th May 2018). The bill is set to monitor, control and get rid of cybercrimes, which have been on the rise recently The bill received contributions from ICT stakeholders as well as part of the public It is an ACT of Parliament to provide for offences relating to computer systems; to enable timely and effective detection, prohibition, prevention, response, investigation and prosecution of computer and cybercrimes; to facilitate international co-operation in dealing with computer and cybercrime matters; and for connected purposes. There is established […]

Unpacking the role of citizen participation in Governance

Unpacking the role of citizen participation in Governance

It is important for any government to involve the citizens in projects being undertaken. In governance, Citizen Participation, involves the public evaluating their own needs depending on the problems that they are experiencing and taking part in project planning and budget monitoring. This is important as it improves public resource management and reduces corruption. Citizen participation also makes leaders and political leaders to be answerable to the people they serve. For Citizen Participation to work, transparency of government information is required. Information is power and helps the citizens in making right choices. Inclusion of members into decision-making from groups whose concerns are being addressed is also important. Excluding the weak […]

InfoNET and the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC)

InfoNET and the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC)

InfoNET’s commitment to openness and transparency drives the organisation to work on projects championing causes such as these. With a credible track record of harnessing the use of ICTs to enhance civic participation and monitor elections, we provided the Zambia Elections Information Centre (ZEIC) with technological support and capacity building for their work on and around the 11th August, 2016 election period. The election centre, which is ICT driven was set up to provide relevant, verified and timely information on the election situation around Zambia and is the country’s first ever Election Situation Room (ESR). Having been a part of the project from inception we met with several of partners […]